Kristine Froseth & Charlie Plummer to Star in John Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska’


Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) and Charlie Plummer (Lean on Pete) have been cast to star in the limited-series adaptation of Looking For Alaska.

Based from the novel of John Green, the series will stream on Hulu. Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz will produce. 

You can read the synopsis of the book below:

Looking for Alaska is told through the eyes of teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with a girl, Alaska Young (Froseth), and after her unexpected death, he and his close friends attempt to uncover the truth behind her death and make sense of it.

Froseth’s Alaska Young is beautiful, mercurial, and unpredictable, the girl who broke your heart in high school — or she’s the girl it broke your heart not to be. An obsessive reader, she’s another student at Culver Creek Academy, a member of The Colonel’s clique of outcasts. An effervescent young woman who attracts Miles’s instant attention, she’s still a ball of fire, and it’s a pretty sure thing that somehow, some way, Miles is going to get burned here. Her outward confidence hides a broken home, and a past she is trying to outrun.

Schwartz will serve as the series showrunner; he also penned the script. Looking For Alaska was originally published in 2005, it was published by Dutton Children’s Books which is an imprint of Penguin Random House.